Jesus in Early Christian Art – Wizard Boy to Royal God!

Young, fresh-faced, boyish...The earliest images of Jesus look nothing like the Jesus we know today. And nothing like the Jesus in the Turin Shroud. Jesus, at first, is a happy, go-lucky character, curly haired and handsome. Ceiling Mosaic of the Arian Baptistry, Ravenna, Italy. ca. end of the 5th century CE. Juan Fernández Navarrete, Baptism …

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Art and Architecture of Early Christianity

Waldemar Januszczak shows how Christianity emerged into the Roman Empire as an artistic force in the third and fourth centuries. Early Christians had no art but practised in secret and Januszczak purports the Rotas Square found throughout the Roman Empire such as at Pompeii were early Christian symbols along with the fish and anchor. With …

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The Virgin Birth of the Egyptian Messiah…Horus & The Pattern for the Christian Nativity Scene

In this set of engravings we have the Annunciation, the Conception, the Birth, and the Adoration as described in the first and second chapter of Luke's Gospel. These scenes, which were mythical in Egypt, have been copied or reproduced as historical in the Canonical Gospels. In the temple of Amun at the site of Luxor …

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The Many Hands of God

Spring has arrived! It’s time to bathe in the warm, embracing hands of our glorious sun. As far back as 10 thousand B.C.E., history is abundant with carvings and writings reflecting people’s respect and adoration for the sun. And it is simple to understand why as every morning the sun would rise, bringing vision, warmth, …

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